There was a Teavana trip last year that I regret, because in one visit I bought 4oz each of two teas that I only managed to not hate. They were on sale and being discontinued and I was gullible and newly into tea (and also hadn’t yet come to terms with the whole – don’t buy more than 2oz if you have no idea how you feel about it). This one didn’t get much use because sweetened it tastes like grape juice and I don’t know many people that like hot grape juice. Unsweetened it just wasn’t anything special and there was still that grape tinge.
Well, I’ve managed to use up my tin two ways. I have been drinking it iced, which is pretty pleasant once you sweeten it (again, grape juice without sugar, yes please) and I added it to a traveling tea box. Maybe someone else will like it more than me. I drank through 32oz of it today iced happily and have another jug brewing in the fridge but I’m kind of over it, so it’s not technically a sip down, but the tin is officially out of my cupboard and that makes me happy.
The key with this one is to brew it hot (175 degree, steep for 2 minutes – use the hot steeping instructions, not the iced) and then immediately stick it in the fridge so it doesn’t get bitter. I left it in for 2 nights which resulted in me having to water it down to make it light and refreshing and not totally like juice, but it was definitely refreshing. I can’t say I’d buy 4oz again, but at least I managed to enjoy the last bit of it I had in stock.
And now to remove from my virtual cupboard!